Why Build

Why Build?
Aircraft Selection
Engine Selection
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Engine
Fuselage
Gear & Wheel
Fuel System
Canopy
Firewall Forward
Tail
Controls
Wings
Panel

Detailed Cost

The answer to this question is very simple for me. It mainly boils down to total cost of ownership. Sure, I could go out and purchase a used Piper for around the same amount of money I'm going to spend on a good kit but what will I be getting? Most likely a high time marginal aircraft that I'll have to spend even more for ongoing maintenance.

Building myself will alleviate many of these problems:

  • First, and most obvious, I will have a brand spanking new aircraft!
  • Second, I will be able to act as the mechanic for the aircraft. This factor will save me some serious money on the annual inspections alone.
  • Third, I get to build it myself! By the time it's done there will be literally nothing on that aircraft I don't know about.